ISU freshmen provided all the offense the Sycamores needed in the fourth inning of a doubleheader split at IUPUI on Wednesday.
Brooke Riemenschneider hit a solo home run, and Rylee Holland drove home Abbie Malchow with an RBI single. Malchow went 3 for 3 and Holland went 2 for 3.
Yvette Alvarez (13-7) tossed a complete-game four-hit shutout to earn the victory.
IUPUI won the opener 2-1 as Morgan Allee’s solo home run was the only offense for the Sycamores.
The Sycamores will return to action Saturday when they travel to Springfield, Mo., for a three-game series against Missouri State.
• ISU announces schedule — Indiana State women’s soccer coach Erika True announced the 2014 fall schedule which includes six home games at Memorial Stadium.
The Sycamores are coming off its most successful season in program history in 2013, posting a 10-9 overall record and 4-2 finish in the Missouri Valley Conference. It marked the best overall and conference records in the 13-year history of the program. ISU finished second in the MVC, the highest finish in program history.
They return their top two scorers in NSCAA Great Lakes Region Third Team and First Team All-MVC selection Abby Reed (22 points — 10 goals, two assists) and First Team All-MVC honoree Kate Johnson (21 points — eight goals, five assists).
In all, ISU returns eight starters, who will lead the Sycamores into a schedule that begins with seven straight road games.
Aug. 22 — at Indiana
Aug. 24 — at Eastern Illinois
Aug. 29 — at Belmont
Aug. 31 — at UT-Martin
Sept. 5 — vs. Hofstra at West Virginia 90-Minute Classic
Sept. 7 — UNC-Greensboro at West Virginia 90-Minute Classic
Sept. 11 — at Butler
Sept. 14 — Chicago State
Sept. 19 — Western Kentucky
Sept. 26 — Loyola
Sept. 28 — IPFW
Oct. 3 — at Missouri State
Oct. 10 — Northern Iowa
Oct. 15 — at Evansville
Oct. 19 — at Illinois State
Oct. 30 — Drake
Nov. 2 — Missouri Valley Conference Tournament play-in game
Nov. 7-9 — Missouri Valley Conference Tournament